Baby Ayurveda care

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34 signs to know that your baby needs help

Newborns are more susceptible to infections than children. It is important that you watch your baby carefully for any signs of illness. This is crucial, especially, during the first seven days of life. One must be able to identify the symptoms as the baby would not be able to express herself effectively! Feeding patterns are […]

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Dhaatri – a long lost breastfeeding practice?

Child-care during the first 12 months is a herculean task. More so if the mother is unable to spend ample time with her little baby. These moments often demanded the need for special assistance. Interestingly, early physicians believed in spreading motherly love to children by means of another mother-figure called Dhaatri. Dhaatri or a wet-nurse […]

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Your home – The baby’s healthcare centre

For centuries, caregivers have worked towards catering to the needs of children with utmost precision, responsibility, and affection. Each aspect ought of the newly born child, infants or toddler must be handled skillfully and must be well-planned. Like most schools of medicine, Ayurveda has paid special attention to the well-being of children. “Kumaaragaara”, which translates […]

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29 features of your baby that indicate longevity

How can you assess the healthy development of your little baby? Ayurveda doctors believe that there are 29 aspects of her body that could throw some light in this regard. Let us assess these features. Facial aspects 1. Hair: It must appear discrete, soft, parse, unctuous, firmly rooted and black. 2. Skin: Your baby’s skin […]

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Celebrating and preparing for a little baby

The ancient texts have referred to each stage of life as ‘a unique gift from God’, including the birth of a child. Hence, it should be celebrated. These samskaras or sacraments include the various stages of prenatal care, namely: 1.Garbhadhana or the conception 2.Pumsavana or the protection of the foetus 3.Seemanta or the parting of the […]

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It’s all about the rains, your baby and you!

The rains are bound to leave you mesmerised. With the scent of the drenched, birds chirping and the kids splashing around in the mud, like ‘’merry” peacocks with their feathers spread-out. However, the monsoons also demand a great degree of caution. It is wiser to take a few precautions to prevent ailments such as the […]

Baby Ayurveda care Annaprashanam ceremony or Chor Oonu ceremony at a temple in Kerala

How Indians introduce solid food to their babies

Indians, for generations, have celebrated every milestone of a human being’s life. The various customs associated with Indian culture are fine examples of such occasions. Interestingly, these are not mere traditions as most people deem them to be. On the contrary, each of these practices are governed by scientific and medical facts. To begin with, […]

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Medication for mother and foetus: Part 2

(.. contd from Ayurveda Medication for mother and foetus) A new mother undergoes several physiological changes from the fourth month of her pregnancy till the time of her delivery. Let us take a look at the ways in which she can be assured for a healthy and smooth delivery. 27 grams of butter During the […]

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Ayurveda baby care – Keeping the mother healthy

The health conditions of the mother and the baby are crucial during childbirth. Hence, Ayurveda prescribes the following practices to that assure the well-being of the woman and her baby. The pregnant woman’s regime Garbhini Paricharya or the ‘regimen of a pregnant woman’ refers to the monthly check-ups and instructions given by the medical expert. Dietary […]

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Ayurvedic medication for the mother and foetus

Ayurveda is the holistic science that perceives man as not a mere mortal of physical existence but a being with a body, mind and soul.  Thus, ayurveda applies a very holistic approach to pregnancy and its related ailments. The efforts, for a healthy progeny, do begin before its conception. It includes stabilizing the mother’s menstrual […]